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Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
to start all over. >> eva rowe's parents were among the 15 who died that day in texas city. it was the worst workplace accident in this country in 16 years. >> these things do not have to happen. they are preventable. they're predictable, and people do not have to die because they're earning a living. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm leslie stahl. oil is the engine that drives our economy. and as oil becomes scarcer, the push to discover and develop new sources becomes increasingly dangerous. this edition examines two recent disasters in the oil industry with a great deal in common: the deepwater horizon rig in the gulf of mexico and the refinery at texas city, which suffered explosions five years apart. they were both operated by bp. and in both cases, 60 minutes looked at whether bp's cost saving measures may have had deadly consequences. first we'll look at the biggest off shore oil spill in history, the blowout of the deepwater horizon drilling rig in 2010. critical revelations in the disaster have come from one of the last crewmen to escape the rig, mike williams,
CNBC
Feb 24, 2013 7:30pm EST
're facing? >>> and how one major city wants to put those old phone booths back to work. and how hi-tech can make a big city run smoother. "on the money" begins right now. >> here's a look at what's making news as we head into a new week on the money. the feds spoke, the markets shoot. the federal reserve releasing minutes this week, it's considering a slowdown of the bond buying plm before it hits the target of 6.5% unemployment. members were concerned about the possibility of inflation and of expanding its balance sheet even further. the markets did not like that at all. index is having one of the worst days of the year on wednesday. the markets rebounded later in the week. office depot and officemax will be walking down the merger aisle. announcing an all-stock merger to create a company worth one and a quarter billion dollars. they will close underperforming stores. some important companies are still reporting earnings. dell beat analyst expectations as it hewlett-packard and walmart. aig came in ahead as well. gas prices are at a four-month high. trilel a reporting national prices have
CNBC
Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
mayor ed koch. the mayor who helped america's biggest city make a big comeback from bankruptcy and a very bad image. we're going to talk with some people who really knew him and his legacy in just a few moments. but first up, sundaying super bowl will be the first in new orleans since hurricane katrina. brian schactman is live in new orleans tonight. good evening, brian. >> hi, larry. you know, the mercedes-benz superdome right over my shoulder seven years ago was in absolute tatters. now it has mercedes-benz as a sponsor with a $100 million ten-year deal, and it's absolutely beautiful. the city has been transformed since katrina in '05, and of course the bp spill in 2010. they spent about 300 million upgrading the superdome. another 300 million upgrading the airport. and another 400 million on various other projects in the city. i've been down there about four times in the last four years, larry. the city has never looked better. and also on a jobs day i do want to note the unemployment rate in the city of new orleans right now is under 5%. so if anything could say they came b
CNBC
Feb 27, 2013 7:00pm EST
to throw atlantic city a life line and collect some revenue sos they can cut tax rates across the board for everybody. this is "the kudlow report" and we begin right now. >>> before we jump in let me give you my continuing optimistic view of this market. yes the fed remains easy. that's huge. you know what else? the there are is strong. no interests in gold. good numbers on homes sales, consumer confidence and core capital goods. profits are rising modestly and finally my contrary view that the budget cutting sequester which will limit government is pro growth for the economy and winds up being pro wealth creation for stocks. i think the sequester is part of the market's rally and that sequester is only two days way. the markets know all about it. so i'm still playing this from the optimistic side. let us get into focus on that very sequester. cnbc contributor robert costa joins us live from washington. he has the latest news on the sequester. there's some weird stuff going on out there. help me. first of all, a sequester is due on friday whenever the president signs it or whatever and
CNBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
, 1666. okay. . and global news, average home prices in china's 100 biggest cities was 1% in january from december. and it marks the eighth consecutive marketing rise. two other surveys show growth was weak and the economists caution the country could set a tradeback if trade or government weaken. >> we're here for a lot of reasons, but one thing we need to talk about for an advertising, guys, is there anything better to tuz on than the super bowl? >> no. and it's gotten more important. ite become the academy awards of advertising. first of all, viewership is up. about 111 million people will watch it. crisis is up more than 7%. >> more people watch the laugh time or the gain 12347. >> yes. >> i always thought that was when everybody went to the bathroom. >>. >> you go to the kitchen, you get a drink, you do all sorts of things during halftime. >> $3.75 million for a 30-second spot. people have paid over $4 million. price of ads is up 60% over the last decade. they're also sold out almost a half a billion dollars of ads spend for this super bowl. there will be about 78 advertisers. and i
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm EST
in the role. dimon says this is due to inadequate oversight with the london whale trade. this is new york city pension plans. holds about $820 million over just less than 1% in jpm shares. new york city comptroller john liu says, j.p. morgan would be unable to instill confidence. as lead independent director, meeting with the board with jamie dimon on certain matters. they are neither for or against splitting. it depends on the company's leadership at the time. since proposals are just proposals, they don't create real need for the company to address them. it was on jpo morgan's proks proxy last year. they saw 41% of shareholders support it. gmi ratings says what that number did is signal no confidence saying quote if 30% of your customers were unhappy, would you take that seriously. normally splitting the role is best for j.p. morgan quote is now believed to generate more profit than any bank in the world. i'm not sure how much an independent share person can. it is not sure what is believed best for them at this point. >> let's go to michelle at nyse. >> well talk with lisa lindsay, from the
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
into or out of mid way or o'hare today, amongst many other western cities, look out. and speaking of midwestern cities, midwest is where we find our powerhouses this week. each week we fek us on a top 20 real estate market and talk to a real estate agent there to see what he is selling for and what they are asking. this week, to cleveland we go. michelle anderson is a real estate age went progressive urban real estate in cleveland. michelle, welcome. tell me a little bit about the cleveland market. 3600 properties sold, how brisk or slow is it these days? >> the market in cleveland is picking up. things are looking better than a few years ago. we have active buyers in the market. sellers with good property priced right. they should be very happy with this market. should find a buyer within four to six months. >> average price is about $171,000 there. why don't you take us to the first home on your list this week. and it is a bargain price, sort after starter home, in the 139 or $140,000 area. >> right. 5004 bridge avenue listed by jeremy olves. nice two bedroom, two bath home. thi
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
cancelled. two feet of snow expected in some areas. mostly to the north of new york city. the latest on the storm path and at which sectors will be impacted the most. >>> first on cnbc, mattel meeting analyst. toy maker ceo will speak with us first on "power lunch" before he spokes with the street -- guess who's here? >> good to see you, ty. >> nice to see you. >> mother nature -- >> here at snowy cnbc headquarters. >> mother nature derailed my commute. but at least we are together in the snowy weather. >> that's right. barbie and ken of -- >> that's right. barbie and ken of "power lunch." first to the markets, we will put the storm aside for a couple of second. with today's gains, major averages wiped out losses for the week. that could of course change but if it does hold the s&p 500, the dow and nasdaq will have racked up gains in each of the first six weeks of 2013. bob pisani is down on the floor of the nyse. he did manage to get to the new york stock exchange exchange today. >> let me be blunt about it, sue, everybody at the new york stock exchange wants to go home. but they're
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 9:00am EST
professional life. he'll also talk a little bit of time at citi. that's been controversial, as you guys have pointed out. the question to a lot of lawmakers is, what exactly did jack lew while he worked at citi for the money he collected. he'll describe himself as a changed agent inside citi. he doesn't mention at all in the prepared remarks anything about this fund that he invested in, that was based in the cayman islands. that's likely to be controversial. we're likely to hear several questions about that one. david, the prepared testimony is one thing, but when then get to the q&a, they'll bear down on what jack lew has to say. carl. >> eamon, there's some discussion how his grilling might be a little bit light, only because republicans haven't really coalesced around a whole lot of opposition. >> yeah, i think the consensus is, they might bang him up a little bit in the hearing. but the expectation is he'll get through and the president will get his man. jack lew has been scrutinized in the past for a variety of jobs. he's a well-known figure here in washington. a lot of republicans don'
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 9:00am EST
a big move. >> lastly, citi goes buy to hold bhp. >> people ask me what i'm worried become it is the endless pressure in the my earth and the materials. free port yesterday, 32. bhp, looks like -- these are rolling ever. the junior gold minors are horrendous. joint global up yesterday on rumors. why are these going down so hard? >> you think god is overdone? >> i like gold az as an allocation, a currency. these miners, they are the weakest, they are terrible. terrible stocks. ran gold, a well run company. >> going back to late 11. >> the euro, by the way, looks -- versus the dollar, the euro really come down. something to watch with the metals, rio tinto a fine company, bhp a fine company. rolling over that is worrisome. i don't think they are done rolling over. >>> home builders falling sharply last few days. an analyst says there is another sector you can play to make money off of housing, the opening bell on a thursday is just minutes away. recognize me. but i am your market data. i know what you're looking for. i'm not chained to your desk anymore. i'm faster and smarte
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 1:00pm EST
that might hit particular cities or regions and a new defense secretary. >> you know, it is interesting. of course a lot of that is simply by events. obama didn't seem it make that much of an anti-defense move in its first term. it was accompanied by the afghanistan surge. so there was just so much he could do. but right now, you have definitely got a move towards, if not isolation, definitely a move from intervention, appointment of secretary hague el as you point out, is definitely endorsement of that. even within that, within the republican party, there is a danger that they are focused on, moving toward budget talks rather than defense and foreign policy talks. so it is tough to see who carry theory the mantle for defense. >> thank you richard. richard aboulafia from the teal group. >> on the back of its earnings and what a miss, stock down 75% over the past one year. so where does the on-line deals site go from here? and as we head out, let's look at financials. there they are. all higher. not so much, but higher. we are back in two minutes. ♪ [ male announcer ] to hold a patent
CNBC
Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm EST
turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> where will it end, and is it coming to your city? supersized sodas are outlaws in new york thanks to mayor mike bloomberg, and now he's got another ban in his sight. courtney reagan has the details. >> environmentalists are rejoicing but restauranteurs may not be. in his 12th and final state of the city address new york city mayor michael bloomberg is proposing a citywide ban of plastic foam containers. >> styrofoam increases the cost of recycling by as much as $20 per ton because it has to be removed. something we know that's environmentally destructive, costing taxpayers money and that is easily replaceable. we'll work to adopt a law banning styrofoam food packaging from our stor
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
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CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
. coach at an 18-month low. kors, new high earlier this week. and you've got coach on citi's list of the global top 50 stocks, which i found ironic. >> citi's clearly wrong. coach hasn't been in style for quite some time. my kids stopped buying that years ago. fashion is a fad and coach is fashion. michael kors is the hot one right now. i sold macy's over $40 on wednesday. i'm worried about the consumer. i'm worried about retail guiding down because of obama care because don't forget, they have to start -- >> wait a minute. that's a headline in and of itself, at least in terms of what we talk about on this show. you've been a backer of macy's for a long time. >> right. >> you have believed in the story that lundgren, the ceo, has been telling us. now you're out. you're making a bigger statement here about where you think the consumer sits and where the market could go? >> i didn't quite slip that in, did i? i think that macy's is still a cheap stock. however, i'm worried about the consumer space. i'm worried about the consumer a little bit in terms of the money that's going in the
CNBC
Feb 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
grid, and that in other countries, cyber attacks have plunged entire cities into darkness. >> president obama didn't say which country had been plunged into darkness by computer hackers, but we found out. it was brazil. we also found out that hackers have been infiltrating everything from our defense networks to the financial systems. bank robbers are now stealing more money with computers than they are with guns. >> this map is showing a visual representation of where all of the known infections of conficker are across the world. >> computer analysts say it's like a sleeper cell, and it may be poised to suck sensitive data out of millions and millions of computers. >> it takes time to read the manuals. i'm gonna save you that time. 'cause i stay home on saturday nights and read them for you. >> you and the rest of the geeks? >> there's millions of us out there. >> everybody, let's hear it! geek squad! [cheering] >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm steve kroft. in this edition, we take a look at technology. we examine how breaches in digital security threaten everything from weapons s
CNBC
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
to the weakness or strength in europe. and there's no bigger proxy than morgan stanley and citi. the risk offtrade were in full force today. people were surprised and people sold first and asked questions later. >> do you think we the damage we saw was justified? is there a buying opportunity right now in these? >> day-to-day, i'm not sure there's a buying opportunity. but as volatility rises, i would like to sell puts. that's the way i kind of like to do it here. i do think that morgan stanley is a value guy's dream, it's cheap below book, it's been cheap for awhile but it finally broke out to new heights. the things i expect eventually, i mean, buyouts and mna are daily headlines. ipos are coming again, cap rises are active. will we get past the european headlines again, will we get past se quest trags? we do, morgan stanley is a buy and i expect the names to have a very good year if we don't really blow it in the white house or if we don't have europe go full bore again. >> karen? >> anton, it's karen. so, you would wait then until there's a resolution on those two things? >> no, i just want fe
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
prices in seven major chinese cities row rose an average tr a year earlier. that's much higher than expected and it's the first time prices rose across the board after ten straight months of decline. >> the layest property data comes at a time when they might tighten policy. home prices across china gained on month .on year continuing the defy government efforts to cool this market. beijing has led a crackdown on home prices for the last three years. but chinese real estate has been showing signs of a revival since the middle of last year. investors struggled to digest the data. it seemed like they were trying to figure out whether the data had hit a sweet spot. was it a big enough contain or was et small enough to pass under bay ying's radar, yet still confirm signs of a recovery? in any case, the property market is essential to china's overall economic recovery making up more than 10% of gdp. it's a sector that investors and we will continue to monitor closely. back to you guys. >> and on that note, we are learning from hong kong the government has unveiled fresh measurer to cool
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. altitude sickness. stocks pull back. monopoly money. if you had a billion dollars, would you put into houses? we have a guest who is doing just that. and jpmorgan versus citigroup. while karen is cheating on jamie dimon. first, let's get to our top four trades. pete? >> ups. i was focusing on them for multiple reasons. that tnt deal for tnt express over in europe, obviously $7 billion is now back to ups. they are going to have to use that in different ways. the dividend, the other share buy-bayi buy-backs. it's pulled back slightly since that time. but this remains a very, very interesting stock. and today, the options got even more interesting. seller of april calls, buyer of the july upside calls. this is that roll from one out to the other, looking for a little bit of time but more upside to happen. >> and grasso, you were watching levels on the s&p 500, the biggest decline so far this year. >> right. you look at the weekly level. you have to look at the weekly low from last week. 1496. closed right below that. we haven't seen that
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
'm not that crazy about. solar city i have to do work on. you know, it was my birthday recently. my kids said happy birthday, you got to get a solar panel. it's like solar city, like circuit -- i don't want to do that, but how about party city? that's not there, either. but i will tell you that i think the solar city is on to something. if you can get money to put a solar panel on and cut my electric bill, you would be plenty happy. matt in texas, matt? >> hi, jim. boo-yah from austin. >> man, austin, we had such a great time when we were in austin, at u.t. it was fantastic. what's up? >> caller: hey, i'm a longtime shareholder of unh. despite, due to medicare, is a small book of business, which is down over 6%. do you think you have growth strategy, and in particular international expansion or enough to offset obamacare? >> no, no, these stocks open down and down big. you get this medicare advantage, and they're going to cut it by that much, the stocks will be for sale. there's so many others, take the money out, buy cardinal health. you know, that's what's going to happen. anyway, some might be t
CNBC
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
. "fast money" begins right now. have a good night. ♪ >>> nasdaq market site, new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. this valentine's day evening, big air, mega mergers the hot ticket for airline investors but how can the smaller guys compete? dave barger gives an explanation as to why he thinks smaller is better. >>> pain at the pump. why steve grasso is betting the refinery run is not yet over. >>> and active management. how can you make money by riding the coat tails of carl icon, and dan lowe. first to the markets. another day of going nowhere for stocks but traders making money trading. so what was your top trade today? >> when i was younger, i was excellent at that game, one of these things is not like the other. remember the "sesame street" thing? >> really, your forte? >> what i noticed about the market, both bonds went up and stocks went up. i think it's a good thing. the worst thing in the world to me is yields rising for stocks. so i think that lends itself to a buy. tlt, name i talked about before, can go along with the spy i talked about a week ago. >> hmmm. >> so many
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
. the market declared brick and mortar stores dead. what's the other store. circuit city went out of business. there's only a few left. people are tactile to a certainly degree and i think people are going to like brick and mortar and stop from shoe rooming. i think best buy a decent buy, stop at 15. >> that sounds interesting. let's move to rchl bc capital, upgrading mgm to outperform to sect or perform, increasing the target to $16. rbc seeing catalyst to unlock further equity including expectations of dividend from mgm china. they think mgm can regain it's new license. shares up there over 21%. what do you think, jim? >> when i look at it, i think the reasons they picked out were good. the china dividend and gaming license, that's good. when i look at a stock that had a 50% rally, 48% since mid november, i start to think people are not going to buy, rally so much. to me looks like the chart could go lower by a buck. >> thank you so much. had a little audio hit. one of the biggest stories, influential man on wall street, michelle will tell you about. >> absolutely. on wall street fighting i
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
vary from city to city, county to county. if we could have a national blend or two, that would, you know, bring a lot of this -- >> call the dogs off -- call these dogs off. these regulatory dogs. >> well, before we get too excited, it seems to me that -- whether or not there's too many regulations, i don't think there's been a change in the regulatory environment that these refineries have been operating under. that is, you'd have to show me there's been a lot more. have there been a lot more regulations leading to refineries? >> the biggest changes go back to the clinton administration, the new source rules. if you did anything substantial in a refinery, it would have to comply with the new standards. >> since then, the prices have come way down and -- >> absolutely. and some of the big refineries that supply the oeast coast, larry, have been in the caribbean, not here. >> i always used the rule of thumb that eventually gasoline prices will follow crude oil prices. i still think that rule of thumb is applicable. what is going to happen here? >> well, at some point, they are making
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
threatening situation. already, national weather service posted blizzard warnings from new york city to hartford, boston, up to portland, maine. this is going to be a big storm. it is starting off as two storms. one to the north, one to the south here. they're going to come together, one with the cold air, one with a lot of moisture and develop, really get cranking during the day, into the evening on friday, this is how it plays out. not quite together yet and then in the evening, things are really going to go downhill. heavy snow, this does include new york city, 95 to boston. the storm now as one overnight friday into saturday. and it's still going to be hanging in there saturday evening for parts of new england. when it's all said and done, so than two feet of snow. and it's possible new york city and long island, foot, maria, maybe a foot and a half. >> all right, chris. thank you so much. we have to gear up for that. appreciate that. my thoughts on a potential trouble spot for the markets. that's next in observation. stay with us. with fidelity's new options platform, we've comp
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
, even new york city now with blizzard warnings, expecting 12 to 18 inches there. this is going to be a blockbuster storm. the big question is can we get everybody off the roads in time? that's what the desire is hout . the government says, look, i want all unnecessary vehicles off the road by noon tomorrow. so if we have a scene like you see behind me here, larry, where i-93 is backlogged at this time tomorrow night, we're going to have a disaster on our hands. that means some of these people are going to be spend being the night in their cars riding out the storm. 35 years ago the famous blizzard of '78 it was rush hour and people got trapped in their cars. if they are in their cars this time, the same thing will happen. history will repeat itself. we will also have hurricane force gusts along the coastline. some of these areas that were weakened by sandy will be very, very vulnerable certainly to the storm surge and the wave action that will happen with this huge nor'easter. we expect to measure this one with a yard stick, larry, two to three feet expected here in boston. >>
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Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
of resources. when you need a lot of resources to move all those 400,000 people to the city. >> a couple of headlines from the new york stock exchange. regarding winter storm, they say they do expect business as usual. this is according to a spokesperson. keeping member firms and traders informed of the weather reports. remember, we had some issues during sandy, obviously, where the exchange had to work mightily to open. it says it has contingency plans in effect. the surge they're talking here in new york is three to five feet. sandy was 13 feet. >> far different. >> ostensibly under a lot less pressure, but you never know what the storm's going to bring. >> up in the boston area, i believe it could be more significant. and again, with the high tides, highest tide of the month, what time will the surge be. i know there's a lot of focus on that. >> people should listen to the safety. >> watching shares of linkedin today. all new-time highs. blowing past expectations with its earnings. revenues up 81%. mostly coming from linkedin's recruitment services. stocks up almost 80% in the last 12
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Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm EST
outside new york city and our cnbc headquarters. it is bad and it's getting worse. the big worry now, power outages. believe it or not, there were gas lines last night. >> and a different kind of storm brewing in washington over the automatic cuts known as sequestration. today the white house came out with a forecast on what would happen if they do kick in, and it makes the nor'easter look like a snow flurry. we'll separate fact from fiction on that later. stay with us. ♪ let's go. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new cadillac xts... another big night on the town, eh? ...and the return of life lived large. ♪ oh this is lame, investors could lose tens of thousands of dollars on their 401(k) to hidden fees. is that what you're looking for, like a hidden fee in your giant mom bag? maybe i have them... oh that's right i don't because i rolled my account over to e-trade where... woah. okay... they don't have hidden fees... hey fern. the junk drawer? why would they... is that my gerbil? you said he moved to a tiny farm. that's it, i'm running away. no, no you can't c
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. time for our top three trades. valero is the energy company trading at the highest levels since 2008. a buck and half percent. >> if they got an upgrade today from the abundant of crude and high margins. love this sector and stock. i would lighten up on a third of it and take that dividend. just protect yourself. it's been a rocket ship. >> soy mon, what's happening? >> first revenue growth in eight quarters announced a share repurchase and guess what, up graded by 4%. >> ron johnson rarely spends a full workweek at the company's headquarters and puts in shorter hours than previous ce o's, based on a previous newspaper report. the stock is up 2%. what do you make of that? >> no idea. i don't really care where ron johnson works or what he's doing on a day-to-day basis. my concern is can he get traffic going an they just announced a return to sales concept. i don't know what that means. traffic remained flat and they are doing a lot of things. >> you do care. if the stock is in the tank and
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
's filled with allegedly blue chips names. funny, how being blue chip didn't help citi or general motors when they went under. and the professionals who give you the advice presume that home gamers like you are brain dead. that you're incapable of analyzing the prospects of publicly traded companies on your own. they don't think you can pick your own stocks. something that they could -- they think you wouldn't even pick your own nose. i mean, they're totally, totally contemptuous of you. so they assume you'll do less damage to your wealth if you only play around in big household names and stay away from speculative stocks that you never heard of. believe me off the desk, go out for a cocktail, have dinner, here's what they say. well, first of all, they think that most of you don't know the difference between a stock and a bond. that's the smug conventional wisdom on wall street and among the intelligentsia. but as a grizzled veteran, i have been around, i put my first -- i bought my first stock in 1998, i've been around. i'm telling you that their view is totally bonus. these pros who di
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm EST
report" with tech today disappointing. financials are higher with names like blackrock, citi group, jpmorgan and american express with multi-year highs and goldman sachs 52 week high, rallies including community bank and those trading with multi-year highs. back to you. >> josh, thanks. as good a time as any to mention i will be speaking to goldman ceo blankfein at 2:00. pete, trade the financials here, not to be overlooked today. >> they shouldn't be overlooked. we talk about them being the backbone of these rallies and the financial sector, whether goldman sachs one day, yesterday, wells fargo had the upgrade yesterday and bank america and city are your players. they continue to explode to the upside. you look at the stock volume, you see a lot of volume in bank of america and options, same thing. the 12 strike calls continue to be attacked. now that we're through, we look to the upside and volume continues to be in the financials and banks. >> scott, i don't think it's coincidence we went from 1 to 2% in the 10 year, and i own these -- >> good for you. >> and they will make net
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Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> it is time for final trade time. pete, kick us off. >> bank of america ready to break out and get towards 13. >> mtw, construction trade, i ththe going to continue to move. >> steve weiss. >> qualcomm, running a sale, time to get it if you don't own it. >> that does it for us live goldman tech conference in san francisco. "power lunch" starts now. >> hello. welcome to "power lunch." michelle caruso-cabrera. in for sue and tyler. apple ceo tim cook making big headlines. the fight with hedge fund manager david einhorn and cannibalization of the company's product. more on that fallout. >> also mead china factor, las vegas rolling out red carpet for chinese new year tourist, which casino stock stands to win big. >> "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition hits news stands today. i bet you already knew that. supermodel kate upton on the cover for the second year running. she's going to join us live here on "power lunch." we don't want to miss that. >> in the meantime,
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Feb 13, 2013 12:00am EST
, it was for a story about the harlem children's zone, an inner-city education program run by a remarkable man named geoffrey canada... >> good morning, boys and girls. >> and considered one of the most ambitious social experiments to alleviate poverty in our lifetime. >> if you work hard... >> but back then, there was no way to tell if the experiment was working. today the results are in, and they're nothing short of stunning. just ask richar anozier. do you know what college you want to go to? >> stanford. >> what do you want to do after stanford? >> i would like to earn my way to being a ceo. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm bob simon. in this edition, we look at three groundbreaking approaches to education. first, we visit the seed public charter school, the nation's first urban public boarding school. later, we meet some unlikely students who are getting a liberal arts college degree behind bars. and finally, we go to the harlem children's zone under the leadership of geoffrey canada. we begin with seed, one of the most successful and innovative charter schools in the country. it was start
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Feb 25, 2013 1:00pm EST
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Feb 27, 2013 1:00pm EST
. chrw. a lot of buying of may 60 calls. >> stock correcting more than 10%. bought citi yesterday and more this morning. >> tesla. among the june 40 calls, unfairly beaten up. >> tweet me. that does it for us. can you see more "fast" at 5:00 tonight. big snap back. dow marching towards all time closing highs. right now up 130 points and "power" starts now. >> it is 1:00 in the east. welcome, everybody. on wall street we have several breaking stories to tell you about. big news on apple and price line today. apple's shareholder's meeting and a day after a big report on priceline. we have that company's ceo. let's look at apple shares for the upday on the market. we will delve deeply into apple in just a moment. meantime, priceline, let's take a look that one. sort of the massive performance over the last few years at $698 even. it is higher by 19.51 at this instance. sue is at the new york stock exchange. hi, sue. >> hi, ty. we have a strong market day today. markets are popping on very solid economic news. durable goods numbers and good earnings. and of course ben bernanke's reaff
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
to fail, the sequester and how he missed the crisis at citi. >>> is it time to say good-bye to the u.s. airways brands? a deal looks close for amr's american to take it over, become the number one brand. does consolidation mean airlines just got more attractive. >>> we start off with the retailers, january report card, macy's posting an 11.7% jump in same-store saturday and raising guidance. stellar results from some of the retailers. >> such a mixed picture. some guys -- kohl's, people decided their clearance is moving the stock up nicely. gap strong happens moved. consistently great job. people talking about urban outfitters doing a great job, doesn't seem like the stocks right now are moving the way you would think they would. i don't know how many people are counting on this particular month -- >> a short month, bleedover from the holidays. the rate of beats, 59% is the strongest since august, which was 86%, thanks to mkm partners. the number of them that have outpaced expectations is pretty big, relative to everything else. >> this is historically the one month i don't care abou
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
's revenue sharing, it is economic development for the areas, the communities and cities where we operate, so it's not just about baseball teams. we continue to do well. >> thank you so much for joining us. a great pleasure having you on. >> likewise. >> linda alvarado, alvarado construction. >>> a sneak peek in the green room, packed this morning. they regularly talk on conference calls with the white house, consulting with the president on issues of vital economic performance. today, they consult with you our viewer on "squawk box." at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
of the holidays. i loved the games so much. shady brooks development. try city. well, maybe he has a 13 deal right now. i asked the ceo to bring these games back. the point is that the stocks and bonds is that stocks are fascinating enough. to get your kid started on them right now. when you have your kids started on stocks and bonds pick some stocks. they are performing in a good way, but if companies maybe your kids are familiar with. guess what they will do over a period of time. so here is the bottom line of my childhood stock market obsession. get them started early and maybe they will play for life. the stock market is a long-term contest and one i think the earlier you get in, okay, the more you can win. let's go to loretta in arizona. >> hi captain cramer a big booyah to you. >> love phoenix. >> okay what steps should an investor take when a company they thought was solid with a strong monthly dividend s sursuffsuffers a steep drop hold them or fold them? >> a lot of the monthly ones are oil related. free port a few years back cut the dividend. that of course is kp copper and gold. it can
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Feb 17, 2013 7:30pm EST
that will have an impact "on the money." and is the city of new york city takeout in jeopardy? we look at the newest edition on michael bloomberg's list of banned substances. as we take a break, look at how the stock market ended the week. back in a moment. >>> for more on our show and our guests, check out the website otm.cnbc.com. i hope you'll follow me on twitter and google plus, look for me @mariabartiromo. >>> first, here's a look at the stories coming up in the week ahead that may move the markets and impact your money this week. >>> monday is president's day. stock market and banks are closed for the holiday. following that, earnings are out from walmart, hewlett-packard and dell computer. by the way, that could be the company's last earnings release before going private, that's dell. wednesday we'll find out the number of new residential units that began construction last month, as well as what happened behind closed doors at the last meeting of the federal reserve open market committee. the minutes from that meeting are out on wednesday. on thursday, realtors will report the
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Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
>>> well, "the economist" is out with its list of most expensive cities in the world based on the price of everyday items. at number five, we have melbourne, australia, my hometown where, unfortunately, a loaf of bread there will set you back an average of $4.84. oslo, norway, very expensive city, a pack of smokes governments 15 bucked and number three, sydney, a bottle of table wine will cost you $25 which is a disgrace considering how much wine we produce and the runner up osaka, japan, where a dinner for four costs you $950. world's most expensive city, tokyo, loaf of bread, $9.60. >> thanks for watching "street signs," everybody. >> "closing bell" is next. >> hi, everybody. we enter the final stretch. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm embroemo at the new york stock exchange. this market trying to finish and retake that 14,000 level, not so fast. >> we're coming back here. i'm bill griffith. a see-saw day so far, the market's february volatility does continue and setting up to be an interesting final hour of trade, this being the most important hour of the day. as we've
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Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
york city start with rain as we have two systems. one, a clipper across the midwest bringing detroit and michigan some snow but also the southern snow giving south some rain. they will come together an form a new storm, a nor'easter off-shore. as they do so we will plenty of wind, rain and snow and both storms mean business. let's put this in motion by friday evening. plenty of wind and rain and some wind gusts, 40, 50 miles per hour and some models that say these could be stronger than that. it is not just friday and friday night. new york city might start with rain. but crashing over hard to snow and the snow does not stop until sometime saturday for you. and this is slowing down into sunday. so saturday and sunday of additional snow. especially for new england. the bull's eye is here, so people are out of it. say philly, d.c. were you're out of this system in terms of heavy snow where the bull's eye is is the boston area. if we get behind the low side, that might be a foot of snow in boston. worst case scenario, perhaps three times that amount in the areas in and north and west of
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
in boston. many cities are telling residents, don't travel if you don't have to. airlines are now warning the blizzard could cripple travel and hundreds of flights have already been canceled. we're going to check in one on friends at the weather channel. just a couple of minutes for their latest forecast. also in the news, the justice department in multiple states reportedly discussing suing moody's for defrauding investors. any move likely to make a similar rival against standard & poors is testing likely so this likely to be more than two years out. the goal is to get more battle on potentially hazard just flights, so these flights will only happens. now let's head across the country to joe and becky and see what they have coming up this morning. joe, how was your week on the course? >> yeah, i had only one day in the tournament and it was one of those days that i'm used to out here. >> it was beautiful weather. >> it was beautiful weather and i hit a lot of different kinds of shots. when a professional golfer says that, they mean they intentionally hit a a lot of different kinds of sho
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Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
yield which isn't bad compared to what citi will pick up in the bond market but it's not just about the dividend yield, it's also about the dividend growth an the payout ratio is barely more than 30%, when it gets above 50 the story will be over. >> don't fight the feds is the bottom line. that helped eliminate any huge blowup in europe, it's also meaning that maybe we're not going to get a recession in the united states and probably helped out china as well. joe you wanted to jump in? >> david it sounds like maybe you're not as rosy in regards to your outlook. you're saying i would have been right in a pullback if not for central banks being so flush with liquidity. what about the housing recovery we're experiencing and corporate earnings that are incredibly strong and what about a corporate debt market that in terms of issuance investors can't get their hands on enough of it? >> well i would say that the high yield market's become fully priced. high yield tends to lead the stock market and you know beauty is in the eye of the beholder. you talk about strong corporate earnings but
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Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm EST
york city's biggest sewage treatment plant. this is not a joke. the city says tickets for three-hour tours are nearly sold out and highlights include the giant egg-shaped receptacles. >> thanks for watching "street signs." history always repeats itself. "closing bell" is next. >>> hi, everybody. good afternoon. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo here at the new york stock exchange. stocks mixed at this hour. the dow struggling to stay above the 14,000 level and the nasdaq modestly higher. >> just a reversal. >> i'm bill griffith. we'll see if the dow can rally back. we're at the lows of the day right now but also following these stories on today's ram. the ceo of dow component cisco will be with us. john chambers will join us moments after the company reports earnings. will the results move us closer or further away from a new high? plus a lot more to get into with the always outspoken john chambers. >> he's terrific and how is this for an odd couple. facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg having new jersey republican governor chris christie over to his house t
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here is what "fast" is following tonight. leon cooperman is liking facebook and selling out of apple. we're breaking down the reasons. great rotation. we have a bond fund manager who says the money flow into stocks is definitely happening. but will your bond holdings blow up? and smart money. are hedge fund managers really the smartest guys in the room? an epic street fight. first, let's get straight to jon fortt covering the cisco conference call. >> moving around a lot, melissa. it was down more than 3% at one point, but just came back as soon as cisco gave guidance. let me tell you what the numbers are. cisco guiding for fiscal q-3, the revenue growth between 4% and 6% year over year, assuming they are able to spin off linksys successfully. nongap operating margin between 26.5 and 27.5%. nongap tax provision tax rate 21%. and they're guiding to nongap eps between 48 and 50 cents. that midpoint, of course, 49 se cents, that's exactly what the street were looking for. people were expecting worse news, i guess, because the stock w
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00pm EST
. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> here is a real sizzle story. facebook billionaire mark zuckerberg is hosting his first political fund-raiser tonight. guess who it's for? new jersey governor chris christie, out of the left coast with all of those silicon valley folks. who would have thunk it. julia is live outside his house. >> good evening. the security is already tight. we have helicopters overhead. everyone is getting ready for the big event when zuckerberg invites his friends to meet chris christie. christie is raising his profile as a bipartisan leader ahead of his 2016 prospective run for president. this led tozuckerberg's $100 million education grant, which he announced on oprah. >> the main thing that i have to do is find people who are going to be really great leaders and invest in them. that's what we're doing here. we're setting up a $100 million challenge grant. >> zuckerberg has been doubling down on education philanthropy since then. he and his wife donated 18 million facebook shares to th
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Feb 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
a successful american business and wiped out thousands of jobs. >> i was educated here, wilmington city schools, and then at wilmington college. >> and now you're the mayor. >> and now i'm the mayor. there were 576 hourly employees. >> for months, mayor david raizk has been getting layoff notices. by federal law, companies have to notify local government when layoffs are coming, and raizk is getting a new letter from dhl every week or so adding a few hundred at a time to the growing list of lost jobs. >> it's got classifications and numbers on it, but there's not names and addresses and who their wife or their family or their children are, and so you look at these, and at the end of the day, you think, "that's 800 and some people, folks, live here, work here, you know?" >> the mayor told us one out of three households has a family member working at the air park. you are what people around here call an air park family. >> absolutely. >> angela and john peka are raising four children on two air park salaries. angela started at airborne express when she was 19. now as a supervisor, she walks laid-
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Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. (music throughout) why turbo? trust us. it's just better to be in front. the sonata turbo. from hyundai. >>> time for some unusual activity. what's catching your attention today? >> it started with joy global. if you look at the weekly 65 calls, they started swallowing these things up. 44 cents. they're about to trade $3. this is going to the upside, fighting against the rest of what's happening in the marketplace. strong activity yesterday, over 22,000 calls traded against 4600 puts. extremely active again today. they're coming for more upside and they just finished in the barclays conference as well so it might be something tacked on to whatever their talk was there but this stock is moving to the upside on a down day. >> gold's falling again. prices dropping nearly 6% over the past month, sitting well below $1600. but is gold gearing up for a rally? my next guest manages more than $1 billion in natural resources and precious metals investments. joining us from san diego, rick ruehl. good
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
york city's times skwaer, i'm melissa lee. crash course. the original dr. doom says beware of 1987 all over again. he explains why. buyer's market. why the time may be running out for a good deal on your dream house. real estate mogul barbara cork ran is here for us. and oscar buzz. what is the golden statue worth for movie studio profits? michael burns of lionsgate gives you a preview. b.k., start with you. >> for me, it's gold. it bounced off 1550. this is a market i have not traded well over the last couple of weeks but we have a tradeable bottom here. you can use, let's call it 150 on the gld as your stop point, if i'm wrong tab this one. and i think even though the fed supposedly as of the minutes yesterday may be slowing down their purchases, the rest of the world isn't, so, you can still buy gld and it will -- >> you don't get spooked by that, you're like -- >> i don't get spooked by any crosses. none whatsoever. >> the big one? no? >> and the call activity backed this up, right? >> yeah. and b.k. is no vampire. that's why -- >> i do like garlic. >> but yes, we started seeing ye
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